Teen-Family Sexuality Communication, 6 United States urban schools, 2017-2018

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Grossman, Jennifer M. (Wellesley College. Wellesley Centers for Women)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    • Award Number: R21HD088955
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
adolescents; attitudes; communication; extended families; families; sexual attitudes; sexual awareness; sexual behavior
  • Abstract

    The primary focus of the survey was three major constructs related to sexuality communication and attitudes: direct communication, indirect communication, and attitudes about sex. Teens were asked to respond to questions about their parents and extended family for questions about direct and indirect communication and attitudes about sex. Teens were also asked about their own attitudes about sex. The survey collected information such as the participant's demographics and connections with family members and teens' sexual behavior.
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this study is to investigate family sexuality communication with teens.
  • Methods

    The online administered Teen-Family Sexuality Communication Survey followed two key definitions: the parental/guardian living situation and the extended family. The survey used a participant's response to who they live with to organize the flow of the survey. The study team assessed which extended family members participants talked with about sex and relationships, or if they did not talk with extended family which extended family member they felt closest with.

    The key survey constructs were direct communication and indirect communication, attitudes about sex, demographics, and closeness and comfort talking about sex.

  • Abstract

    Datasets: DS1: Teen-Family Sexuality Communication, 6 United States urban schools, 2017-2018
Temporal Coverage
  • 2017-01-01 / 2018-12-31
    Time Period: Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2017--Mon Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2018
  • 2017-01-01 / 2018-12-31
    Collection Date(s): Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2017--Mon Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2018
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
11th and 12th grade students in the United States. Smallest Geographic Unit: United States
Data for this study was obtained from 11th and 12th grade students at six urban schools. Schools were recruited through school and district offices. A survey was administered online, using Qualtrics. A total of 952 surveys were collected.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted self interview (CASI)

One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
  • Has version
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR37918.v1

Update Metadata: 2020-11-17 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2020-11-16